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Biddy Martin, Inst. for Discovery, open mikes, Willy West in the November 11 issue of Isthmus

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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Vic Feuerherd gets the low-down on UW Chancellor Biddy Martin's agenda for a new deal with the state.

  • Watchdog: A Madison Unitarian congregation has a new minister -- and she's an atheist!

  • Alicia Yager takes a peek inside the UW's new Institutes for Discovery.

  • Christian Schneider and Ruth Conniff ponder last week's election results.

  • Laurie Stark has the lowdown on local open mikes, whether singing or reciting poetry is your thing.

  • Jay Rath talks to the new director of UW Cinematheque.

  • Rich Albertoni checks in with the booker at Segredo, which has changed from a boutique bowling alley to a music room.

  • Jessica Steinhoff profiles Matthew Dear, the sometime electronic musician who's touring with a live band.

  • Dean Robbins reviews HBO's devastating Wartorn: 1861-2010, a documentary that chronicles the history of PSTD among American vets.

  • Kenneth Burns says Inside Job is an angry, lucid look at what caused the financial crisis, while the TV news comedy Morning Glory has its flaws, but is funny anyway.

  • Linda Falkenstein previews the new Willy Street Grocery Co-op in Middleton.

  • Marcelle Richards whips up some pumpkin latkes with a special sauce.

  • David Medaris checks out the latest segment of the Ice Age Trail with a hike to Merrimac.

  • Tell All knows what to do when Republicans squelch your sex drive.

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